Author: Peter Harris
In this part three of the series how to eat healthy and cheap I will outline a few other bits of advice regarding a healthy eating diet for weight loss. These ideas expand on the those provided in the first and second parts.
1. Start buying in bulk. Yes you will pay more at the register when you shop like this but you will going to the store less often. Bulk food purchases can be spread out over the long term so you will save money.
2. Never shop without a grocery list. Think of your grocery list as your “shopping plan.” If you walk into a grocery store without a list you will end up spending more money. You see things that you like vs. what you actually need and you end up impulse buying. I make a menu list of what I want to eat for lunch and dinner for 5 to 6 days of the week. I make my grocery list centered around this. So when I go to the store my focus is to get what’s on the list. I reduce my urge to impulse shop because I know exactly what I need. Your goal should be to purchase what’s on your list and to get out of the store as quickly as you can!
3. If you are serious about how to eat healthy and cheap then don’t skip this next step. Take your lunch to work. How much money do you spend a week by ordering out for lunch? What is the quality of the food that you are eating when you do this? You can save $25 to $40 a week by simply packing your own lunch. If you do this you can control exactly what you are eating and choose the healthier foods. You’ll be saving money and eating better. It’s a win-win. If you’re thinking you don’t have time to pack your lunch then get up a few minutes earlier each day or pack it the night before. It just depends on how serious you are about this. There will always be excuses.
4. Junk food and processed foods = big money and big thighs. Eating junk food and processed foods are the worst combination for your pocketbook and your health. They offer no significant nutritional value and will do nothing to help you lose weight or get healthy. You must change your diet and avoid these types. Think of this – the closer a food is to mother earth, the better it is for you.
Combine these last 4 useful tips with the others provided in parts 1 & 2 and you will have powerful advice that will show you how to eat healthy and cheap without breaking the bank. Try them today and you will be pleasantly surprised at the results you achieve, the money you can save and in how much better you start to feel.
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There are many more suggestions and tips about how to eat healthy and cheap in parts 1 & 2 of this article. Discover what those are by clicking here now for part 1: Eat Healthy 1 and here for part 2: Eat Healthy 2